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Opportunity International EduFinance announces 2023 EduQuality Award Winners

By Opportunity International EduFinance

LONDON – September 27, 2023 – Opportunity International EduFinance is recognizing schools within the EduQuality program that have demonstrated the most significant innovation and determination to improve the quality of education for their students.

The Global EduQuality Awards program seeks to acknowledge the schools most dedicated to the advancement of high-quality education. Schools are identified in any context, regardless of location, resources available, or size of the school. The awards, instead, seeks to identify the most active, innovative, and committed schools in creating positive change in the quality of education provided at their school. The purpose of the awards program is to identify a center of excellence among Opportunity EduFinance partner schools. Winning schools were evaluated based on their ability to implement their school development plan, and creatively use limited resources to maximize the impact of their learning environments.

From an impressive pool of over 100 school nominations, 37 outstanding applications were submitted. Each school showcased their dedication, creativity, and hard work towards enhancing the educational outcomes for their students.

The award committee looked for approaches that both engaged and benefited the school community, students, and families. Award winners receive a cash prize and wall plaque for their school, which is being presented during their respective awards ceremonies in Autumn 2023.

2023 winners

First prize (US$5000)

  • Colegio Centro Educativo Santa Marta, Colombia

Education Specialist: Andrea Camacho

Second prize (US$2000)

  • Success Ahead Education Center, Kenya

Education Specialist: Miriam Maina

Honourable mentions (US$1000)

  • Colegio Centro de Capacitación Integral Superar, Colombia

Education Specialist: Andrea Camacho

  • Eagle Spirt Academy, Rwanda

Education Specialist: Georgine Mukarungira

  • Emmaus Education Center, Kenya

Education Specialist: Miriam Maina

The EduQuality Awards recognize schools that exemplify dedication to high-quality education, regardless of their location, resources, or size. This award is more than just a title—it's a testament to the commitment of each winning school and their respective Education Specialist in driving positive change in education.”

 - Renée McAlpin, Global EduQuality Director for Opportunity EduFinance.


Opportunity EduFinance, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom, partners with financial institutions around the world to help them develop, launch, and manage sustainable education lending portfolios. EduFinance’s technical assistance services enable financial institutions to launch or improve their education lending activities, focusing on the development of two flagship education lending products: School Improvement Loans and School Fee Loans. EduFinance currently has more than 156 financial institution partners in 31 countries, through which more than 14,900 schools and 95,300 parents are currently borrowing, benefiting an estimated 12.4 million children globally.

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